Installation with graphite drawings on paper, frames, acrylic and oil paintings on linen.
Size of the paintings 200 x 170 cm. Size of the drawings vary.
Tegnerforbundet, Oslo Norway. 2020
I denne utstillingen setter Taru Kallio søkelyset på forestillinger omkring det feminine, og hvordan dette står i sammenheng med temaer som mystisisme, natur og medisin. Hun oversetter innsamlet bildemateriale til tegning gjennom en kompleks kopieringsprosess. Forskyvningen fra utgangspunktet generer mindre fragmenter av en fortelling, som så får utfolde seg i nye sammenhenger. Resultatet maner frem et alternativt narrativ og åpner for tolkninger i et spenn mellom fiksjon og virkelighet.
Around the house, there are linden trees in a sticky row. Sometimes syrupy goo drops down from the trees with small drops when we sit on a terrace. These drops are so small and sudden that one might think it has started to rain.
I am in my studio in the attic of the house, listening to the humming sound of a football stadium. I made a painting using a fresco called La Peche as a model. In the painting, people are bathing in a small pool on the edge of a forest but I have removed people from the picture. The painting is standing there as I am working with drawings and with a screen. I am spending time staring at it in the studio through the spring and the summer.
I work with drawing as actions of making copies and repetition. Using an archive of images and through careful selection, I work with them by making copies.
I put them on the copy machine. Part of the picture is turning on black. I took a photo of it with my phone and sent it to my email. I project it on the wall. It is forming on the paper while I draw it, as it is, as a reproduction, as a repeated action, forgetting the image, focusing on the lines and shades. The picture turns into abstract shapes to be formed again into a new one I might recognize.Repeating these actions day by day: working with the pictures, with paper, screen, copy machine, and a copy.
Utstillingen er støttet av Kulturrådet og Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond.